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Bala root powder
SOLD FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Used externally as an oil to support muscle health and comfort*
- Promotes muscular comfort*
- Tones the muscle tissue*
- Calms the nerves*
- Strengthens and energizes the body*
- Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for all doshas, may increase kapha (if used in excess)
Since April 12, 2004 herbs containing ephedrine alkaloids have been prohibited by the FDA for use in dietary supplements. The final rule states that it "does not affect the use of Ephedra preparations in traditional Asian medicine." Bala is an entirely different species of plant than Ephedra, but it does contain a relatively small amount of ephedrine alkaloids as do several other plants. Because of the way the final rule is written, it is currently unclear how bala may be used by practitioners of Ayurveda. As a result, Banyan does not market Bala as a dietary supplement. We do make it available as a bulk powder to Ayurvedic practitioners for traditional use in external preparations.
Bala name means "strength" alluding to its power to strengthen and energize the body. As a common ingredient in Ayurvedic massage oils, it tones the muscles, calms the nerves and helps support muscle health and comfort.*
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Products that contain Bala include: Ashwagandha/Bala Oil, Mahanarayan Oil, and Vata Massage Oil
This product is organically grown and processed in accordance with the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).
For more information on Bala visit:
The AHPA's petition to the FDA for reconsideration and a stay of action
Wikipedia's entry for Sida cordifolia
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Banyan Botanicals Bala root powder is USDA certified organic, sustainably sourced, and fairly traded. Bala is also known as Khareti (Hindi), Bala (Sanskrit), Kotikanbevila (Sinhalese), Indian country mallow (English). The botanical name of Bala is Sida cordifolia. Bala root powder is available in bulk and 1/2 lb bags and in 1 lb bags.